Tuesday, December 1, 2015

SIP #25 Cardmaker's Choice - Easel Card

Hello and Happy Tuesday!!!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend!  I had a craft fair on Saturday that I took part in and had a great day with some great friends!  That always makes for a wonderful weekend!    The Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge this week has me tickled pink.. yep, I'm a happy camper because it is a Cardmaker's Choice which means I can make whatever card I want to make! I hope you'll head over and link up a card of your own!

I decided to make a card that is a triple treat! It's a card, a post-it note holder, and a calendar all in one!  I sold quite a few of these at my craft fair and I had a few friends in the One Stamp At A Time Facebook group request instructions.  I'm planning on doing another craft fair in 3 weeks so I thought it would be a great time to make a few more and blog the super easy instructions!

I started out with a piece of 11" x 4 1/4" Blackberry Bliss cardstock that was scored at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2" so that it folds up like an easel.  I added a piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Blackberry Bliss and attached it with multipurpose glue to the back section of the uppermost part of the easel card base.  Here are two pictures that may be helpful with the fold and attachment of the 2nd piece of cardstock.

I used lighter cardstock for the pictures so they would be a little easier to see.  

Once I had the 2nd piece of cardstock in place, I used 4" x 5 1/4" Bohemian DSP layers for the upper and bottom portion of the card.  I attached my Post It Note Pad on the bottom with Tear Tape.  The 3 x 2 1/4"calendar on the upper portion was attached to 3 1/4" x 2 1/2" piece of  Blackberry Bliss cardstock with tear tape and then attached with tear tape to my card. Delightful Dijon Dotted Lace Trim was tied across the upper portion and knotted on the left side.  I stamped my sentiment from the Feel Goods stamp set in Blackberry Bliss Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock and punched out with a 2" circle punch.  I backed that with a piece of Blackberry Bliss cut out with one of the Starburst Framelits and attached it with Dimensionals onto my card over the lace.  I stamped the Butterfly from the Papillion Potpourri Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Delightful Dijon Cardstock and punched it out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch.  I used my bone folder to curve the wings before attaching it with glue dots onto my card.  I also attached some pearl jewels to the butterfly as well as some pearls to some of the curly ends of the letters. 

I love that this card folds flat and can be mailed!

Here are the Stampin' Up Products Used:
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Other Products Used:  
Post It Note Pad (Staples)
Tear Off Mini Calendars (Taylored Expressions)

Thanks so much stopping by!  Blessings, Tina